Principal Lt Col (Retd) A Sekhar
Atul Vidyalaya, Atul, Gujarat
Birthday: 12th December
Place of Birth: Alleppey, Kerala
The best thing about being a Teacher The enduring opportunity to shape the lives and future of young people is the best thing about being a teacher.
How did you feel on the first day being a School Principal/Leader?
I was anxious, mixed with nervousness. The best thing about being a Teacher- Leader As a Teacher-Leader you can make a student smile and view life with optimism.
What are the traits of an effective Principal?
He or she must possess the attributes of fairness, balance, be decisive and compassionate, effective communicator and capable to walk the talk.
Please describe the role you feel parents should play in the operation of the school. Parents are partners in progress and in the operation of a school at all levels.
When you visit a classroom, what are the first things you look for as signs that the classroom is an effective learning place?
An effective classroom is one filled with energy, buzz, creative happy chaos, where students are allowed to lead.
The most touching things that school children have done to you?
They embrace me on my birthday with remarkable gestures of affection. What is your vision of Special Education? It must be inclusive at all times.
How can you make ‘Inclusion’ a reality? By trying our hardest!
What is your view on QCT (Quality Circle Time)?
If implemented properly, QCT is very effective to improve the overall social skills and positive relationships among students.
What is your view on CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation)?
CCE is indeed a good approach theoretically, yet it loses its effectiveness when complied with on paper rather than putting your heart and soul in it.
What is your view on the e-learning platform?
E-learning can be defined as the future of education in many ways.
Your favourite book: My American Journey by Colin Powell.